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geeqew
03-23-2007, 07:29 PM
My comcast email recieved a test message 10 minutes ago. Blackberry? Nothing. I'm still a new user so I'm sure I'm missing something...

JSanders
03-23-2007, 07:50 PM
Wirelessly posted (8700g: BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

You're missing the fact that BB push email is on about a 15 minute cycle. That's the way it is designed to work.

ac0403
03-23-2007, 08:01 PM
If you want almost instant email, I suggest getting your Blackberry on a Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES). With the BES as soon as the email arrives in your inbox, it'll be received by the handheld also. Also with a BES, everything you do on your handheld is synced with the server. So for example if you read a message on your Blackberry, next time you go to your inbox on a computer, it should be marked as read (and vice versa).

EDIT: At the very least, you can use gmail. I've heard that with gmail, emails get delivered to the handheld rather quick (for BIS).

Dubdub
03-23-2007, 08:01 PM
RIM polls your email servers approximately every 15 minutes and pushes that email to your device. Sometime it might go a bit faster if it finds a lot of traffic to pull and push. Just the way it works.

takeshi
03-24-2007, 01:25 AM
You can also forward to your *.blackberry.net address for faster delivery.

From a practical standpoint, I'd guess that the answer to your question is to keep BIS from undermining BES.

fzfrank
03-28-2007, 11:00 AM
Yahoo w/TMO is close to instant. Forwarding gmail is variable, but usually arrives pretty quick.

Morphius007
03-28-2007, 01:39 PM
is there services that will provide BES? I cannot afford to buy server like that. I own 8703e from Sprint and if I find service like that I may sign up.

JSanders
03-28-2007, 01:49 PM
Several BES services listed on the sponsors of this board, and advertise on this site.

Morphius007
03-28-2007, 01:54 PM
Several BES services listed on the sponsors of this board, and advertise on this site.
Who will you recommand?

MrKyoo
03-28-2007, 01:56 PM
is there services that will provide BES? I cannot afford to buy server like that. I own 8703e from Sprint and if I find service like that I may sign up.
http://www.exchangemymail.com/

~MrKyoo

JSanders
03-28-2007, 02:26 PM
Who will you recommand?

If MrKyoo recommends it, do it.

Perfect Storm
03-28-2007, 04:33 PM
From a practical standpoint, I'd guess that the answer to your question is to keep BIS from undermining BES.
I think the reason is that 3rd party mail servers don't really want their servers being hammered 24/7 by BIS. Since pop3 does not have a persistent connection like exchange, groupwise, etc and requires a request to be sent and received in order to pick up new messages. Multiply that being done every few seconds by a few hundred/thousand users on a mail server, and you've got a pissed off ISP.

takeshi
03-29-2007, 08:47 AM
MailStreet has been good to me over the years but there are definitely several good BES hosting providers out there.

Dubdub
03-29-2007, 08:52 AM
Having a hosted BES service seems to me to be an expensive price to pay to get email quicker. I suggest that you really look at the need to have it "instantly". I bet that you will find that 15 minutes is actually good enough.

johnfromphilly
03-29-2007, 01:17 PM
I looked into the Hosted BES services mentioned here but they all have one problem for me... The do not support ACT!. Does anyone use a BES service that will synch with ACT?

Thanks

dak244
03-29-2007, 02:18 PM
Yahoo w/TMO is close to instant. Forwarding gmail is variable, but usually arrives pretty quick.


My Gmail arrives to my BB 8703 before it even gets to my gmail.com inbox 8-)